Burley And Woodhead Church of England Primary School

Burley And Woodhead Church of England Primary School

Many Parts One Body - Delivering the knowledge, skills, mindset and Christian values to thrive and take on the world.

Sandholme Drive, Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire LS29 7RQ



Our Governors

Our Governors 

Mrs E Nossiter

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor (HR), 



Mrs M Brooks

Foundation Governor 

SEN Governor

Mrs J Siddall



I have 20 years experience of working in education, teaching in schools in Wakefield, Leeds and the Caribbean.  I have also worked for Education Leeds, carrying out writing moderation in schools across the city and delivering English training.  I have experience of sitting on the Governing Body of previous schools where I have worked. I started as the Headteacher of Burley and Woodhead CE Primary in September 2015.  During that time, I have had strategic responsibility for the school finances, premises, curriculum development, staffing, safeguarding and health and safety.    In addition, I successfully applied for and set up the Burley Woodhead English Hub, one of 34 schools across the country who lead on phonics and reading.  I currently run the hub alongside my Headteacher role.


Mr M Selby

Foundation Governor 

Finance Committee Member

Mental Health Governor

Mark has been involved with Burley and Woodhead since 1995 with two children passing through the school and since then, through Church links, retained a role as a foundation Governor. Mark runs his own consulting business working in the regulatory framework for environmental and consumer safety of chemicals, advising Government agencies and Industry.  A large part of this work is training and teaching skills learnt from professionals in school has proved invaluable.

 Running a business also allows for flexibility in working times and this permits time to support school and to get involved in school trips and other activities. Business skills, such as working to regulatory frameworks and financial reporting cross over with requirements in supporting school.


Rev A Kirk

Ex Officio


Mr A Cobb-Webb

Parent Governor

Chair of Finance Committee, 

Safeguarding Governor

I began my career trading on the London Foreign Exchange at Goldman Sachs.  I left there over 15 years ago to set up my own business.  I have extensive experience in financial oversight and planning.

Mrs V Lister

Co-opted Governor (School Business Mnager)

Member of Finance Committee

I have been working in education administration and management since 2012 and have prior experience serving on a governing board from my work as a staff governor at my previous school in North Yorkshire. Before I worked in education I organised overseas challenge events for the charity Scope, gaining extensive experience in budget, project and risk management. 

Mrs X Wang

Local Authority Governor

I have more than fifteen years’ working experience in the UK’s Higher Education sector. I am an experienced and professionally qualified project manager in international research and knowledge transfer collaboration. I hope to provide support to sustain and enhance school’s excellence in teaching and learning.


Mr A Wilkinson

Staff Governor


Mr T Wade

Parent Governor

Member of Finance Committee, 

Pupil Premium and LAC Governor

With one child in KS2 and another preparing to join the Reception in 2020, I am deeply committed to the long term success of the school. Whilst I currently work in the private sector, running my own small business, I have over five years experience working at a senior level within local government. This experience ranges from financial oversight and planning to procurement and project management. I have always been deeply impressed by the attitudes and behaviours which are encouraged and promoted by the school, and I hope to support this in any way I can.

Mr K Howard

Parent Governor

Sport Premium Governor

I am the parent of a child in Year 2 and am delighted to be a Parent Governor at the school. I have worked in education for over 20 years as a PE Teacher and Assessment Specialist. I hope I can help the school in any way and bring my own experiences of working in education to the role. I am passionate about children achieving their potential through education and ensuring that they have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing up. 

Mr C Tindall

Co-opted Governor

Health & Safety Governor

My name is Chris Tindall and my wife, Anne, and I have lived in Burley for over 25 years. I have a close connection to Burley Woodhead C of E School as our 4 children attended the school.

My working life has always revolved around buildings and people having spent 25 years as a Housing Manager in Social Housing in Leeds and more recently as Facilities Manager at St Mary's School, Menston. 

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